If anyone knows the power of a monster in the closet, it’s the gays.
A new Pedro Almodóvar film is always cause for celebration. Even a short one, especially one that so carefully harkens back and deepens, in turn, the Spanish director’s longstanding fascinations. The Human Voice, starring Tilda Swinton and “freely based” on Jean Cocteau’s 1928 play by the same name, is pure Almodóvar. It’s both a potent […]
Sara Keiner's film is a tale of love and Stevie Nicks.
Includes links to three of the nominees!
Social anxiety makes for a macabre and hilarious combo in the TADFF 2019 short Alaska.
Teenage girls are pretty scary in the TADFF short film Best Friends Forever.
TIFF 2019: The Physics of Sorrow Review
Thanks to Highball.TV for sponsoring ThatShelf’s 2019 TIFF Coverage! It starts with the image of Justine (Geneviève Boivin-Roussy) crying as she cleans out the closet of her recently deceased mother. And for a time, Ariane Louis-Seize’s drama feels like it will play out as an assured, well-observed story of a daughter dealing with losing her […]
TIFF 2019: And then the Bear Review
TIFF 2019: No Crying at the Dinner Table Review
TIFF 2019: Hot Flash Review
TIFF 2019: All Cats Are Grey in the Dark Review
Feature films and gala premieres tend to hog the spotlight at film festivals like TIFF, but if you're looking to expand your cinematic horizons here are seven extraordinary short films worth checking out!